Generic Strategies, Education [health,parenting etc], Communication, Organizational Development, Community Development, Policy Development, Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration, Self Help, Capacity Building, Internet & Online Communities, Social Marketing, Sustainability, Prevention

Increasing Quit Attempts Through the Strategic Use of Local Media

Contents

I Introduction
II How to Strategically Use the Media to Increase Quit Attempts
III Effective Use of Local Media Channels
IV Message Framing – Avoid Unintended Consequences
V Opportunities for Public Health
VI Conclusion
VII References

--Submitted by Jason Chapman, Senior Health Promotion Specialist, Media and Communications, PTCC

I Introduction

Alcohol marketing in Ontario: a summary

Contents

I Introduction
II The impact of alcohol marketing
III Regulating alcohol marketing
IV Federal regulation of alcohol marketing
V Provincial regulation of alcohol marketing
VI Local regulations
VII Recommendations to support public health
VIII Recommendations for local action
IX Future areas of research to support public health
X Conclusion

Designed for the long run: Maximizing the effectiveness of mHealth in supporting long-term physical activity change

Contents

I Introduction
II mHealth
III Designed for the long run
IV Physical activity and mHealth
V From evidence to practice
VI Designed for everyone?
VII Practical implications
VIII Conclusion

--Submitted by Sophie Rosa, Health Promotion Consultant, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario

I Introduction

A Summary of Municipal Alcohol Policies and Public Health: A Primer

Contents
 
I Background
II Current landscape: municipal alcohol policies in Ontario
III An eight step model for municipal alcohol policy development
IV Conclusion
V Resources
VI References

-- Submitted by Shawn Prasad, Practicum Student, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario, and Jason LeMar, Health Promotion Consultant, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario

I Background

Evaluate for Action: Developing a Communication and Reporting Plan for Evaluation Results

Contents

I  Introduction
II Identifying and understanding your stakeholders
III Defining communication objectives
IV Considerations and barriers to dissemination
V Channels and formats
VI Conclusion
VII References
VIII Resources

--Submitted by Laura Bellissimo, Health Promotion Coordinator and Allison Meserve, Health Promotion Consultant; Health Promotion Capacity Building at Public Health Ontario

I Introduction

Addressing challenges of evaluating health communication campaigns

Contents

I Introduction
II Health communication evaluation challenges
III Comprehensive evaluation efforts to address challenges
IV Demonstrating causal inference in health communication efforts
V Conclusion

--Submitted by Sophie Rosa

I Introduction

Is your audience receptive? The role of perceived susceptibility in message acceptance and behaviour change

Contents

I Introduction
II Susceptibility as a determinant of message acceptance and behaviour change
III How to sway perceived susceptibility
IV Practice implications
V Conclusion
VI References

--Submitted by Sophie Rosa

I Introduction

Letter from the Editors: October 2015 Federal Election Resources

Contents

I Introduction
II Official Election Site
III The Parties
IV News and Information Sources
V Polling Sites
VI  Issues and Advocacy
VII Events
VIII Hashtags
 

I Introduction

Here is our usual collection of election-related resources for health promoters. This time, we're running the feature a month before the October 19 federal election -- we'll add new items as they arise.

II Official Election Site

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